In-form Fornaroli fires decisive goal as City see off battling Mariners

Melbourne City FC strengthened their grip on a third-place finish by edging an impressive Central Coast Mariners 1-0 at AAMI on Saturday night. 

The win also edges City closer to a chance of ACL football next year. 

SEE THE GOALS AND RELIVE THE GAME HERE

STORY OF THE GAME

  • PATTERN SET City taking the game to CCM with the visitors dangerous in transition with a pacy trio of strikers
  • CHANCE! Atkinson's cross nearly finished by Fornaroli before the ball fell to Mauk, whose shot was deflected wide. So close. 
  • HALF-TIME 0-0 City dominated but lacked a cutting edge, while the Mariners were well-organised but equally 
  • GOAL! "El Tuna" Bruno Fornaroli with City's opener on 49 minutes. 
  • ARZANI SUBBED OFF The rising star doesn't appear injured, a controversial substitution for City after only 55 mins. 
  • CCM PUSH HARD Heading into the final 10 mins of regulation time and the visitors pushing City back
  • FORNAROLI DENIED Kennedy outsmarts the Uruguayan in a 1 v 1. Should've been a second to City in the final few minutes. 

 

CCM

 

GOAL

Fornaroli City 49', 1-0 

Baro gives the ball away and City capitalise with Fornaroli fed the ball just outside the area before hitting the rising ball into the bottom left corner.